efe-epaBy Patricia Martínez Nairobi

Kenyan authorities are on Friday scrambling to tackle the largest swarm of locusts the East African country has experienced in seven decades as clouds of the voracious insects capable of devouring 200 tons of crops a day threaten food security in the region.

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization described the swarms, which are pouring into Kenya from Somalia and Ethiopia, as "unprecedented in their size and destructive potential."